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Freshman Year: 

  • Naval Orientation 
    (Intro to Naval Science) 
  • Naval Orientation 
    (Communications and Tactics)

Junior Year: 

  • Navigation 
    (Piloting and Navigation) 
  • Navigation 
    (Advanced Navigation and Tactics)

Sophomore Year:

  • Naval Weapons 
    (Ordnance and Fire Control) 
  • Naval Weapons 
    (Fire Control and Electronics)

Senior Year:

  • Naval Machinery 
    (Naval Engineering) 
  • Naval Administration, Leadership, Ship Stability 
    (Internal Combustion Engines, Ship Construction and Stability)

In addition, all Marine options, instead of the last four classes, would take the following:

  • History of the Art of War (The Fundamental Concepts of Military Policy, Power, and Principles)
  • US Military History (Analysis of American Battles)
  • Amphibious Warfare (Amphibious Operations) 
  • Amphib Warfare, Leadership, Military justice

Cruises would consist of the following, although only Regular students would take them all, and Contract students only the 1st Class cruise:

  • 3/c - an 8 week presentation of the Navy as an enlisted man
  • 2/c - 3 weeks at Pensacola, Fl, for flight indoctrination
    • 3 weeks at Little Creek, Va, for amphibious operations
  • 1/c - a 6 week junior officer cruise on a surface combatant
    • for Marine options, a 6 week “Bulldog” OCS program

This outline would be one of the few unchanged parts of the NROTC  program and would be only revised in the late 1980s.

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